“For we must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.”
-1 Cor. 5:10.
Before me place in dread array,
The pomp of that tremendous day,
When thou with clouds shalt come
To judge the nations at thy bar;
And tell me, Lord, shalt I be there
To meet a joyful doom?
The day of wrath, that dreadful day,
When heaven and earth shall pass away,
What power shall be the sinner’s stay,
How shall he meet that dreadful day?
–Sir Walter Scott
THE CROWNING DAY OF RECKONING.
The word of God teaches us plainly that there is future retribution; if it does not teach that it does not teach anything. If it tells us about the glory of heaven, and the mansions that Christ has gone to prepare, it tells us also about the torments of hell; it tells about the rich man lifting up his face in torment and crying for water.
Now some people say, “Oh, you are just trying to scare us, you say such things just to alarm us.” I would consider myself an unfaithful servant if I did not so warn you. The blood of your soul would be required at my hands if I did not so warn you. Christ says, “How shall you escape the damnation of hell?” No one spoke of the judgment as Christ did; none knew it as well as he. – D.L. Moody